Last year alone, almost 20 million dogs were lost because their owners did not have the proper identification. Even something as simple as a collar tag can help you be reunited with your dog in the event that they are picked up by a stranger. Without any form of ID on your dog, if they go missing, the chances of them being returned to you are very slim. Please take a moment and make sure your dog is outfitted with an ID tag. The tag should include, at the very least, your pets name and a phone number where you can be reached at all times.
There are several different ways to make sure your dog can be properly identified and returned. The first is an ID tag and Rabies Certificate which should be visible on the dog’s collar. The ID tag will contain your personal information, and in the even that the ID tag is lost, the Rabies Certificate will contain a serial number that can be traced through a veterinarian.
The other device is a microchip. This is a popular device that is placed under the dog’s skin. A computer scanner can pick up the microchip and all the details that the chip contains. Assuming the microchip has been registered, when scanned, your listing in the national pet registry will pull up your pet’s name, your name, current address, phone number, and any other important information pertaining to your pet to make sure they are returned safely home.